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Opinion: The Dollars and Sense of Diversity

Grace Wynter, American writer of women’s fiction and romance, sounds the rallying cry for indie authors to be a driving force within the publishing industry for greater diversity in books. Increasingly, members of the broader writing community are understanding that the publishing industry needs to do a better job of representing diverse voices. Even so, there […]

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How to Use BookBub to Boost Sales of Self-Published Books

Award-winning English author Jane Davis shares her successful case study of using book promotion service BookBub to market her literary novels. Why BookBub? There’s little doubt about it, BookBub is the Holy Grail of ebook advertising. I have heard them talk about their huge successes in promoting romantic fiction and sci-fi, but I write literary […]

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Macmillan’s Acquisition of Pronoun Creates Uncertainty, Hope

Last month, I reviewed Pronoun, an intriguing, free, assisted self-publishing platform. I’m updating that review today with a significant new development: Macmillan has acquired Pronoun. Uncertainty, but optimism too The incursion of Big 5 publishers into the realm of self-publishing has rarely benefited indie authors. The long, ugly history of traditional publishers partnering with predatory […]

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